Santa Rosa, CA — The County of Sonoma and the City of Santa Rosa will be opening a local help center in cooperation with FEMA and the California emergency services office on Saturday, October 14, 2017.
Local Assistance Center
Press Democrat Building
427 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Daily 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open for the next two weeks or so
This will be a single window with emergency services for residents who have been affected by the fires. Some of the participating agencies and services include:
• FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency Disaster Recovery Centre
• California Department of Motor Vehicles
• American Red Cross
• U.S. Small Business Administration
• Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County
• HOPE Reaction and Assistance to Animal Crisis
• Sonoma County Assessor and Tax Collection
• Child support services
• Accommodation assistance
• Fire and emergency services
• Health services and human services
• Construction permit agencies
• Transportation and public utilities
• Veterans services
The line will be open from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM for at least one week at the Press Democrat Building. ADA accessible. Spanish services available. Children's play area on-site.
For more information, please contact the Sonoma County Community Hotline at (707) 565-3856.
City of Santa Rosa Emergency Information
Our neighborhood is safe from the Tubbs fire for the time being. The mandatory evacuation area lies north of Guerneville Road/Steele Lane. Some neighbors have chosen to evacuate voluntarily, if for no other reason than to avoid the thick smoke which is affecting air quality in Santa Rosa. If you do decide to evacuate, consider turning off the gas to your home. This is a simple task requiring just a crescent wrench. See infographic below.
Our neighborhood's emergency center is at St. Luke's on the corner of Mendocino Avenue and Denton Way. The church is open with volunteers staffing the building. I checked yesterday on our emergency supplies which we store there, as well as our emergency generator.
The winds and temperatures are meant to be more subdued today, so we hope the firefighting agencies are able to get ahead of the fires. However, the return of high winds could cause the fires to flare up and spread again, perhaps toward our neighborhood. Please think about your household's evacuation plan and monitor the Santa Rosa Emergency Information Page for updated evacuation zones, road closures and more.
You can sign up for free emergency alerts from Nixle by texting your zipcode (e.g. 95401) to 888777.
If there are vulnerable neighbors who might need help evacuating or may need help if the power goes out, please check on them.
From what I saw walking the neighborhood, our neighbors are staying calm and alert. People seem to have their contingency plans in place and are generally well-prepared. On behalf of the RHNA Board, thank you all for looking out for each other.
UPDATE: Monday, October 9, 2017 4:45 AM
Santa Rosa City Manager, acting as Director of Emergency Services has declared the fires in Santa Rosa as a local emergency.
SEVERAL SANTA ROSA NEIGHBORHOODS UNDER MANDATORY EVACUATION
NEW EVACATION SHELTERS OPENED
Evacuation orders have issued for residents of the following Santa Rosa neighborhoods due to approaching fires
• Cross Creek Road
• Sky Farm Drive
• Saint Andrews Drive,
• All residences north Fountaingrove Parkway
• Montecito Heights
• The Hopper Avenue Area West of Coffey Lane (Between Dennis Lane and Hopper Avenue to the north and south and Coffey Lane and Barnes Road to the east and west)
• All residences east of Fulton Road, between Piner Road and Guerneville Road
• Kaiser Permanente Hospital and Sutter Hospital are being evacuated
More information: srcity.org/610/Emergency-Information.
DID YOU KNOW?
Santa Rosa’s Water Quality Report is also known as a Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), which is a key part of the public’s right-to-know as established in the 1996 Amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA, section 1414(c)). Community water systems (CWSs) are required by Federal regulations (63 FR 44511, August 19, 1998) to provide to its customers a CCR each year.
Community water systems, like Santa Rosa’s, serving 10,000 or more persons are required to mail or otherwise directly deliver these reports.
The report lists the regulated contaminants found in the drinking water, as well as health effects information related to violations of the drinking water standards.
Read the latest Santa Rosa Water Quality Report: bit.ly/SRWaterReport16.
Local Workshops to Outline Upgrades
Property Owners and renters from around the county are invited to join the Energy and Sustainability Division for a free workshop to learn about topics including:
Schedule of Dates, Times and Locations:
RSVP to GSenergy@sonoma-county.org or call (707) 565-6470
*Energy audit prize winner must be a Sonoma County residential property owner. There is no cash equivalent for prizes.
The City of Santa Rosa will host a special joint meeting of the Cultural Heritage Board and Design Review Board to review the final design for the Sequoia Green Project (aka The Sequoia Green Townhomes).
The Sequoia Green Project, located on the southwest corner of the intersection of Ridgway Avenue and Glenn Street, will be up for review this Thursday, September 7, 2017 in the City Council Chamber at 5:00 PM.
The project includes a proposal to develop four existing vacant single-family lots in the Ridgway Preservation District with four attached single-family dwellings, constructed as duets, with associated landscaping and fencing. Based on the project size, and the location within a preservation district, Preliminary Design Review approval is required by the Design Review Board and Cultural Heritage Board. Final Design Review approval is also required by the Design Review Board.
For project details, please review the following documents:
Attachment 1 - Disclosure Form
Attachment 2 - Location Map
Attachment 3 - Neighborhood Context Map
Attachment 4 - Design Narrative
Attachment 5 - Site Plan (Approved by Planning Commission)
Attachment 6 - Architectural Plans
Attachment 7 - Renderings
Attachment 8 - Landscape Plans
Attachment 9 - Color Sheet
Attachment 10 - Lighting Sheet
Attachment 11 - Garage Detail
Attachment 12 - Window Detail
Attachment 13 - Picket Fence Example
Attachment 14 - Historic Compatibility Letter
Attachment 15 - Prior Minutes and Resolutions
If you have any input on this project's impact on the Ridgway Historic District, we strongly urge you to attend the meeting and provide feedback during the public commentary segment of this item. This is the most effective avenue for communication between the affected residents and the city commissioners responsible for approval of such projects.
For more information, please contact Amy Nicholson, City Planner, at email@example.com or (707) 543-3258.
The Council will look to grant an exclusive franchise to Recology for the collection and removal of solid waste, organic waste and recyclable materials in the City of Santa Rosa pursuant to Chapter 9-12 of the Santa Rosa City Code. The term of the agreement will commence on January 1, 2018 and end on December 31, 2032, for a term of fifteen (15) years. The current collection services agreement will expire on December 31, 2017. The transition between the current franchisee and Recology will occur following approval of this agreement and the commencement of the term on January 1, 2018.
More information: Staff Report | Presentation
Join the Ridgway Historic Neighborhood Association as we celebrate another year of living in this unique neighborhood with amazing neighbors and community partners!
This FREE, family-friendly community block party will feature all our favorites. For more information, visit the Annual Summer Block Party event page!
IRONMAN Santa Rosa on Saturday, July 29, 2017
On Saturday, July 29, 2017, the City of Santa Rosa and Santa Rosa Metro Chamber are co-hosting the only full length IRONMAN triathlon event in California with a finish line in downtown Santa Rosa near Courthouse Square. The IRONMAN Santa Rosa will bring approximately 2,400 athletes and their support teams to Sonoma County where they will swim in Lake Sonoma, bike to downtown Santa Rosa, run the Santa Rosa Creek trail system, then finish in downtown Santa Rosa while covering 140.6 miles.
Getting Around Town on Race Day
Race-Day Live Traffic Assistance
Download the WAZE GPS navigation app on iPhone or Android for free for real-time fastest traffic routing during IRONMAN Santa Rosa on July 29, 2017.
Traffic Detours & Road Closures in Place During Race
Your Saturday travel plans may need to be adjusted due to planned road closures and detours for the event. Please review the following list to plan accordingly. Visit www.srcity.org/IRONMAN/detours for an overview of key road closures and detours for the entire event, including those outside Santa Rosa.
Detours for Race Day, July 29, 2017, 8AM to 6PM
Road Closures for Race Day, July 29, 2017, 8AM to 6PM
Additional Closures for Race Week
Public Transportation & Downtown Parking
Santa Rosa CityBus Passengers Ride for FREE
There will be no fee to ride Santa Rosa CityBus on Saturday, July 29, 2017. Detours will be in place for several routes; review bus detour routes. Expect delays on all routes that day.
Downtown has several options for inexpensive parking if you plan to attend the event or to shop or dine downtown. View the parking map.
We encourage all Santa Rosa residents to head downtown to check out the fun! All events take place in Courthouse Square, unless otherwise stated.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
9AM to 5PM - IRONMAN Village open
Thursday, July 27, 2017
9AM to 5PM - IRONMAN Village open
5PM - IRONKIDS Fun Run
6PM to 8PM - Welcome Ceremony with Live Music
Friday, July 28, 2017
9AM to 5PM - IRONMAN Village open
Saturday, July 29, 2017
6AM to 8AM - SWIM course at Lake Sonoma
9AM to 5PM - IRONMAN Village open
9:30AM to 5:30PM - Athletes arriving on BIKE (MUST SEE: BIKE-RUN TRANSITION)
12PM to 12AM - Athletes on RUN course and FINISH (MUST SEE: EACH ATHLETE PROCLAIMED AN IRONMAN AS THEY CROSS FINISH LINE!)
Sunday, July 30, 2017
7AM to 12PM - IRONMAN Village open
9:30AM - World Championship Slot Allocation
Event schedule with full details.
A recent news feature from KRON 4 News review the proper etiquette when navigating traffic circles (aka roundabouts). Watch this short segment and share it with friends and neighbors so that we may all reach our destinations safely!